American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American trees or shrubs of the genus Jacaranda, having pinnately compound, opposite leaves and panicles of pale purple flowers with funnel-shaped corollas.
- n. The wood of this tree or a wood similar to it.
- From Portuguese jacarandá, from Old Tupi yacaranda. (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese jacarandá, from Tupi, having a hard core, hard branch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The French have given the name jacaranda to rose-wood, under the idea that the plant called jacaranda by the Brazilians yields it, which is not the case; "the same word has perhaps been the origin of palisander -- palixander, badly written.”
“Olive, Cyprus and eucalyptus trees give shape and shade; jasmine, rosemary and jacaranda perfume the entire estate.”
“In this film, Williams ends up in Heaven, and I particularly flash back to brilliant hues, and, in particular, a blue jacaranda tree, the second favorite of my wife Pearl.”
“There are trees and lots of bugambilla and jacaranda, and a modest weekly market tucked in there.”
“My NaNo last year made reference to the jacaranda trees here in Brisbane and is a post environmental apocalyptic version of Brisbane called New Brisbane (no points for ingenuity!).”
“The street is lined with jacaranda trees that leave purple droppings everywhere, in the fall the flowers turn yellow and orange, they leave sap on the cars.”
“It had a brown picket fence to match, a straight brick walk, some tall trees, jacaranda and camphor, spreading over a clipped green lawn.”
“The thing I wait around for is the summer blooming of the jacaranda trees — they spread out everywhere and there are these big splashes of purple across the landscape.”
“Perched on a cow-skin chair under a jacaranda tree in a village in Chibombo, a rural province abutting urban Kabwe, the softly spoken single mother explains how a 100,000 Kwacha about £13 loan kickstarted a profitable confectionery trade.”
“He reached out and touched the cool, smooth surface of the massive door frame, a deep jacaranda carved in the likeness of the naked goddess Maril.”
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